East of the River Nile

East of the River Nile is a 1977 reggae studio album (see 1977 in music) by Jamaican musician Augustus Pablo. A purely instrumental album, East of the River Nile showcases Pablo's skill on the melodica, and various other keyboards. Also featured are studio musicians famous as members of The Wailers, Bob Marley's backing band.

East of the River Nile
Studio album by
RecordedHarry J's, Channel One, King Tubby's and Black Ark, 1977
LabelMessage, Shanachie
ProducerAugustus Pablo
Augustus Pablo chronology
King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
East of the River Nile
Original Rockers
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA[2]

A reissue of East of the River Nile, with six bonus tracks, charted on Billboard's Reggae Albums chart in 2002 (see 2002 in music), peaking at #13.

Track listingEdit

All track composed by Horace Swaby
All tracks mixed by King Tubby, except "Upful Living" mixed by Lee Perry

Side one
  1. "Chant to King Selassie I" (with Ja-Malla Band)
  2. "Natural Way" (with Ja-Malla Band)
  3. "Nature Dub"
  4. "Upfull Living" (with The Upsetters)
  5. "Unfinished Melody" (with The Upsetters)
  6. "Jah Light"
Side two
  1. "Memories of the Ghetto" (with The Upsetters)
  2. "Africa (1983)"
  3. "East of the River Nile"
  4. "Sounds from Levi"
  5. "Chapter 2"
  6. "Addis Ababa"
2002 CD reissue extra tracks
  1. "East Africa"
  2. "East of the River Nile" (Original)
  3. "Memories of the Ghetto Dub"
  4. "Jah Light Version"
  5. "Islington Rock"
  6. "Meditation Dub"


  • Ernest Hookim, Errol Thompson, Lee Perry, Prince Jammy, Sylvan Morris – engineer
  • King Tubby – mixing
  • Lee Perry – mixing
  • Orville "Bagga" Case – artwork


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (30 December 2003). "Consumer Guide: Who Needs Boxes?". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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